April 16, 2008

NaPoWriMo Day 16


It took me too long to realize that I
don't take good pictures 'cause I
have the kind of beauty that moves

But the subject doesn't take the picture
the picture takes you
and if your soul cannot sit still
the camera will (in fact) try its best
to form a semblance of your essence
but when the lens only looks at you
for a fraction of a second
it is not allowed enough information
to create an accurate representation

But do not try to settle your soul
despite the cliché
a picture is worthless,
too easily manipulated
by light and pixels
by liquid and software.
So even if your spirit could be captured
who knows what would be done to it afterwards?

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